Other Names for this Disease
- Hemispinal cord syndrome
- Hemicord syndrome
- Hemiparaplegic syndrome
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tuberculosis, or multiple sclerosis. Treatment and prognosis depends on the underlying cause of the condition.Brown-Sequard syndrome is a rare neurological condition characterized by a lesion in the spinal cord. This condition results in weakness or paralysis on one side of the body (hemiparaplegia) and a loss of sensation on the opposite side (hemianesthesia). Brown-Sequard syndrome may be caused by a spinal cord tumor, trauma (such as a puncture wound to the neck or back), obstructed blood vessel, or infectious or inflammatory diseases such as
Last updated: 12/22/2010
- NINDS Brown-Sequard Syndrome Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. February 12, 2007; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/brown_sequard/brown-sequard.htm. Accessed 12/22/2010.
- The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) collects and disseminates research information related to neurological disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
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- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Brown-Sequard syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.